40 of the Coolest Things to Buy Online Right Now
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Here’s our PSA for today: Shopping should be fun. Sometimes, we need to treat ourselves to a little pick-me-up. The Internet is a vast, wonderful place filled with unlimited items to satisfy your every whim. But navigating the never-ending options can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help. We rounded up cool things to buy that are the perfect mix of beautiful, unusual, and quirky but life-changingly useful.
How we chose the coolest things to buy online
We scoured our favorite online stores and found a selection of unexpected and fun finds for everyone. There are picks in every price point and for every personality type. From trending jewelry for fashionistas, to tech gadgets for music aficionados, to gardening essentials for plant lovers. Some items are universally loved, with thousands of five-star reviews, while others are brand-new products recently launched by beloved brands. They make great presents too. Whether you’re looking for gifts for her or him, gifts for a best friend, personalized gifts, or even gag gifts, these unique gifts offer something for everyone. Happy shopping!
For fun in the sun
The Vacation Edit from Bluemercury
Pamper and protect your skin on your next great escape with Blue Mercury’s The Vacation Edit, an exclusive set of skin- and hair-care goodies from cult-favorite brands such as Supergood, R+Co, and Moroccanoil. The set, which comes in its own summery toiletry bag, features sunscreens, self-tanners, hair repair treatments, sheet masks, eye cream, lip balm and more—for a third of the price than when sold separately. Ready, set, summer!
For next-level laundry
TYLER Glamorous Wash, Diva
For one of the best-smelling laundry detergents, a cool thing to buy is this floral-scented formula from Tyler. It will add a fresh, summertime aroma to clothes that lingers long after the wash. It’s safe for machine- and hand-washing, and perfect for cleaning linens, lingerie, fine fabrics, and more. There are more than 18,000 five-star reviews on Amazon that sing its praises!
For jewelry lovers
Artizan Strong Stack
If you’re sick of wearing jewelry that turns your skin green, invest in this strikingly chic set of tarnish-resistant silver bracelets. The five styles perfectly complement one another and are designed to be worn together as a bold style statement, or separately to suit any outfit. The best-selling set comes with two rhodium-plated bangles, two chain numbers, and a zirconia tennis bracelet. While you’re at it, scope out these jewelry storage ideas to organize all your baubles.
VoChill Personal Wine Chiller
Wine connoisseurs can savor every sip at the perfect temperature with this innovative accessory that keeps whites, rosés, and sparkling wines perfectly chilled, and brings room temperature reds to cellar temp (55–60 degrees F) in just minutes. All you’ll need is the perfect bottle of vino. May we suggest Vine Box’s modern take on the tasting experience? Try their Interesting Grapes trio to discover unconventional blends you may not be familiar with, and check out these other great gifts for wine lovers.
For clean freaks
ColorCoral Cleaning Gel
Consider this the silly putty of cleaning. This genius gel removes dust and debris from hard-to-reach surfaces and crevices. Simply knead the lavender-scented (never sticky) design into a ball, then press it into a keyboard, car vent, AC, cell phone, and more. It’s the cleaning gift that keeps on giving. A 100 percent money-back guarantee ensures you’ll love it. It’s also a great gift for dads and husbands to tidy their office or car.
For makeup mavens
Ilia C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40
This newly launched product from clean-makeup brand Ilia combines three powerful actives for the first time: vitamin C, mineral SPF, and niacinamide. The first-of-its-kind hybrid serum is available in three translucent tones that melt into skin and leave a sheer sun-kissed glow—with no white cast. The trifecta of ingredients will brighten, firm, smooth, and protect skin from harmful UV rays. Check out more of the best vitamin C serums according to dermatologists.
For stress-busting decor
Bearaby, the company known for its weighted blankets, has restocked its weighted sensory knot pillows after selling out in just four days in April. Fans say the Hugget, a chunky knot pillow made from plant-based Melofoam and organic cotton, helps them hug away their stress and tension—we love the modern design and pop of color. This cool thing to buy comes in three sizes and five calming colors—Cloud White, Moonstone Grey, Asteroid Grey, Evening Rose, and Midnight Blue.
For boho babes
Frida Midi Dress, Anila
A classic dress every woman should own? A sundress, and the best of the season is this 100 percent organic cotton pick from Cleobella, with a smocked bodice and a tiered midi skirt—and just the right modern-boho vibe. Designed in California, the Frida Midi Dress is ethically handmade by local artisans in India using traditional woodblock printing and water-based vegetable dyes. Did we mention that it has pockets?
For remote workers
Under Desk Drawer Storage Organizer
If you’re still working from home in a less-than-desirable makeshift office (aka your kitchen table), there are a few cool things to buy to make your setup a little more bearable. These easy-to-install self-adhesive drawers turn any table into a more functional desk. The hidden compartments can stash your 9-to-5 clutter—up to 15 pounds worth! Also consider an adjustable laptop stand for proper alignment and better posture—this affordable option comes in six colors and has more than 10,000 five-star reviews.
For hot sleepers
Sijo Eucalyptus Sheet Set
Sleep more soundly this summer with naturally cooling sheets from Sijo. The supremely soft, silky sheets are made with a blend of sustainably farmed eucalyptus that is breathable, hypoallergenic, and cool to the touch. More than 1,355 fans have given the set a nearly five-star rating. Now just add a cooling blanket and a cooling pillow and you’re all set for the sweetest slumber.
For LBD lovers
Grey State Pippa dress
When it comes to cool things to buy, you can count on the “little black dress” to be an essential part of any capsule wardrobe. Grey State’s take on the wardrobe workhouse features a versatile design with a curved waistband, ribbed neckline, and flattering pleat detail at the shoulders to show off your arms. It’s sustainably made from a super-soft and ultra-comfortable ring-spun combed cotton fabric that gives you a lived-in feel from the first wear.
For the security conscious
Panoramic Wi-Fi Camera Light Bulb
Setting up a home security system may seem daunting, but with this smart invention, it’s as easy as screwing in a lightbulb, literally. Simply install the camera into any bulb base, connect to Wi-Fi and your smartphone, and it’s ready to go in minutes. The wireless camera provides a 360-degree live video view (with night vision capabilities), a motion detection system with real-time alerts and video recording, plus a built-in microphone and speaker that allows for two-way audio.
For music aficionados
Tivoli Audio Revive Bluetooth Speaker
Tech-obsessed music lovers will swoon over this multifunctional 3-in-1 gadget. Stream tunes on the Bluetooth speaker, which features a pivoting head that allows you to adjust the direction of the audio. Reduce cord clutter and charge Qi-enabled devices directly on the base, or use the USB port for non-wireless items. And finally, a built-in LED lamp with four brightness settings makes this one of the best cool things to buy right now.
For skin care enthusiasts
SBLA Beauty Eye Lift Wand
Supermodel Christie Brinkley swears by this anti-aging skincare wand, which promises eyelid-lift results from the comfort of your home, with before-and-after pics that truly wow. The topical treatment is packed with active ingredients to smooth fine lines, improve droopy eyelids, and diminish crows feet and under-eye puffiness. Each application delivers the exact amount needed, with 100 doses in each wand. For more ways to turn back the clock, discover the anti-aging creams dermatologists trust the most.
For statement-ring wearers
Large Multi-Stone Shapes Ring
If you collect gemstones and believe in the healing power of crystals, add this stunning handmade ring from Anna Beck to your collection. Turquoise, apatite, sunstone, and moonstone are hand-cut and tucked into a gold vermeil band to create this wearable piece of art with a purpose. Each stone has a special meaning, like sunstone to promote friendship, turquoise to protect, and moonstone to bring new beginnings.
For swim mavens
Adeline Hi-Leg Asymmetrical Maillot
Swimsuits shouldn’t be just for sunning. For a bathing suit that’s equal parts fashion and function, turn to this single-shoulder one-piece from Trina Turk. The slimming silhouette has a sexy cut-out, a flirty bow, and an eye-catching pattern. The adjustable shoulder strap, removable cups, and moderate coverage make it suitable for an ocean dip or boardwalk stroll.
For shoe lovers
Franco Sarto Costa Espadrille Sandal
Treat your feet to a pair of heels that are both chic and comfortable. An ergonomic cushioned footbed boasts contoured padding at key pressure points for exceptional support. The walkable two-inch platform has a stylish braided raffia-wrapped design, eco-conscious leather lining, and an oversized decorative circular buckle. For more blister-free comfy and fashionable options, these are the 20 best sandals for women.
For nostalgic photo collectors
Create Your Own Photo Flashlight
Slide projectors may be an outdated relic, but fans of the old-school photo-displaying device will be delighted with this modern handheld version, which projects images onto any surface using interchangeable reels. Kids will adore the included pics (dinosaurs, space, and safaris), or create a custom version with family snapshots and your own photos using an included redemption code.
For eco-conscious travelers
Sk*p To It Mini Set
Did you know that some travel and sample-sized products are too small for recycling centers to catch? These single-use minis are being referred to as the plastic straws of the beauty industry. Do your part to eliminate unnecessary plastic waste with this TSA-compatible and shower-friendly toiletry kit. The non-toxic hair and body products are packaged in the industry’s first fully recyclable cartons, which are made from sustainably sourced paper and, frankly, just super-cute too. Green your routine with more eco-friendly gifts.
Poplin Puff-Sleeve Bodice Top
Cottagecore is officially ubiquitous. It’s on your TV (hello, Bridgerton and The Gilded Age), on the runways at Fashion Week, and featured in high-fashion editorials, and now these whimsical Regency-era-inspired pieces are flying off store shelves. If empire dresses, corsets, pearls, and headpieces aren’t your style, try the trend with a puff-sleeve top from designer Rachel Parcell. This version has sleeves that are oversized (but not over the top), a flattering peplum, and a cotton construction that’s actually comfortable to wear.
For outdoor adventurers
Bluetooth Speaker Picnic Blanket
A picnic blanket is an essential accessory for warm-weather activities like beach outings and park hangs. This souped-up version has an integrated bluetooth speaker to amp up your next alfresco adventure. There’s a fleece and foam construction for comfortable lounging, a built-in carry handle for easy transport, and it rolls up for convenient storage. It’s a cool thing to buy for the summer season and beyond.
For popcorn aficionados
Color Changing Popcorn Maker
Making popcorn has never been easier—and more entertaining—thanks to this eye-catching cooker, which serves up scrumptious freshly made popcorn in just three minutes. The pot gradually changes color from red to yellow as the temperature increases. A wooden winder grip continuously stirs the kernels to evenly distribute oil and prevent sticking and burning. Once the pot is fully yellow, it’s ready to serve! Just add your favorite popcorn topping and get crunching.
For pearlcore fans
Sahira Single Pearl Ring
The classic gem gets a modern upgrade with this unique modern pearl ring. Sahira creates durable and timeless pieces with a twist, like this 18k gold-plated stainless steel number. The open design is delicate and dainty and perfect to wear every day. By the way, check out the best jewelry organizers to keep all your baubles at bay.
For pet parents
Enchanted Home Pet Ultra-Plush Snuggle Sofa Cat & Dog Bed
For pet owners with a glamorous design sense, this luxe lounger is the perfect match to your home decor. Your furry BFF can rest like royalty on this stylish sofa, upholstered with a velvety soft material and accented with crystal buttons. For added convenience, there’s a storage pocket to hold toys and treats, and the cushion cover is removable and washable. This tufted leatherette pick will be a sleek addition to any abode, or opt for a completely concealed version with a space-saving murphy bed that masquerades as a cabinet. Looking to spoil your pet even more? These gifts for dog lovers and cat lovers will do the trick.
For decor devotees
Gathre Table Runner
Want simple ways to make your home look more expensive? The secret is thoughtful accents and trendy add-ons. These water-resistant and wipeable bonded leather table runners will instantly dress up any dinner, whether it’s a family pizza night or a swanky soirée. They’re available in three sizes, 14 colors, and three fun prints.
For summer chic
Palo Alto Pant
Summer is the time to pack up your leggings and pull on lightweight, flowy palazzo pants instead. This stylish pair from Bila77, a California-based brand inspired by the counterculture of the 70s—has a slimming smocked waist and side pockets. Dress them up or down to suit your schedule. Comes in sizes XS to XL.
Mosaic Initial Coasters DIY Kit
DIY lovers looking for a new creative project or craft kit will love this coaster-making set. It has everything you need—glass, grout, vinyl gloves, superglue, and plywood—to complete the project. Arrange the dazzling glass tile mosaics to create a functional piece of art for yourself, or as a thoughtful handmade gift. Get children involved in the fun with simple kids crafts for the whole family.
For eco-friendly fashionistas
Cleobella Cecilia Blouse
Cleobella partners with local artisans from around the globe to create ethically handmade pieces that preserve traditional heritage techniques. This attention to detail is evident in this summery white top, which features dainty lace trim, button accents, and tassel ties. The earth-conscious shopper will appreciate the 100 percent GOTS-certified organic cotton fabric.
For vacationing in style
Chatelet Air 2.0 Large Carry-On Spinner
Summer is here and vacations beckon, which means you’ll want to invest in a quality carry-on bag with clever storage, easily maneuverable spinner wheels, secure zippers, TSA-approved locks, and a USB charging port—all in a compact size designed to fit in overhead compartments. This hard-sided luggage from Delsey Paris checks all those boxes without skimping on style. The textured basketweave polycarbonite shell with vegan leather trim will make you feel first class on any budget.
For a wardrobe upgrade
Frances Valentine V-Neck Top
This universally flattering top from modern American lifestyle brand Frances Valentine will add a pop of color to your closet for an instant dose of seasonal happiness. Available in three hues and an inclusive size range (XS to 3X), the relaxed-fit cotton design will be your new favorite wardrobe essential—for work calls, lunch dates, and any time you want to look put together.
For home chefs
Our Place Always Pan
The Always Pan is an Internet favorite, racking up more than 26,000 glowing reviews. The cult-favorite best-selling non-stick pan is designed to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware, making it pretty much the only cookware you need. It can braise, sear, steam, strain, fry, boil, and more, and it comes with a nesting steamer basket and colander, plus a spatula and built-in spoon rest. A 30-day trial, free shipping, and free returns sweeten the deal.
For spiritual jewelry junkies
White Enamel Diamond Chip Zodiac Wheel Pendant Necklace
Astrology fans will want to harness the positive energy of all 12 zodiac signs in this 18K gold-plated brass wheel pendant from Karma & Luck. Handmade in Bangkok, Thailand, it features trending white enamel, a sterling silver chain, and an embedded diamond chip in the center star to help channel your greatest wishes.
Graphique Designer “Make Things Happen” File Folders
Whether you’re still working from home or back in the office, stylish supplies are a small—and affordable!—way to brighten a dull workday. This set of nine fashionable file folders includes groovy tie-dye patterns, trendy marble motifs, and whimsical unicorn prints, adorned with gold foil script and inspirational messages such as “make things happen” and “hustle.” Check out more of the best Amazon Prime gifts users love.
For sporty trend-setters
Thrive Société Pleated Wrap Skort
Fitness fanatics love their leggings, but allow us to reintroduce the skort. The skirt-shorts hybrid gets a modern upgrade with a flattering wrap design and pretty pleating detail. Made from a breathable four-way stretch and quick-dry moisture-wicking fabric, it’s suitable for an intense sweat session, but still stylish enough to wear on non-workout days.
For those in need of R&R
Happy Box has one main objective: make you smile. This woman-owned business offers build-your-own care packages or thank you gifts filled with unique presents that put traditional gift baskets to shame. There are also curated boxes geared toward self-care, chocolate lovers, parents, graduates, and more. We’re partial to the Recharge Box, which comes with an “Out of Office” sleep mask, “The Future Is Female” gym socks, a “Breath In” candle, and eucalyptus sandal lotion.
Owl Watering Can
Handcrafted by Indonesian artists in Bali, this quirky owl doubles as a conversation-starting sculpture and a watering can. Keep it perched in your garden or on a mantle, then use it to hydrate your indoor plants or herb garden.
For budding astrologers
Mercury Retrograde Magic Candle
This spiritual candle from House of Intuition is designed to help you navigate unexpected experiences and protect against negative energies while Mercury is in retrograde. It’s made with all-natural and sustainable palm wax and packed with healing crystals. Check out even more zodiac gift ideas for anyone obsessed with horoscopes, their sign, and monitoring the stars and planets.
For bag mavens
Jules Kae Charlotte Tote
Talk about classic handbags every woman should own: This roomy tote will be your new obsession. It is made from buttery soft, cruelty-free, and PETA-approved vegan leather, and sports a whipstitch top handle and an adjustable crossbody strap.
For lip balm devotees
Lano Fruity Jelly Balm
Fruit lovers will be enamored with Lano’s latest offerings for the lips. Available in two flavors, the ultra-hydrating lip balms are infused with real strawberry and watermelon extract. The subtle sheer tint is equally sweet.
Olika Hydrating Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer continues to be a necessity these days, but unfortunately most versions have a stinky scent and can dry out and irritate skin. Enter Olika, a misting spray made with hydrating hyaluronic acid, aloe, and glycerin that still kills 99 percent of germs. The cute bird-shaped container is refillable and available in three sweet fragrances.
For perfect-hair days
Kosa Professionals Triple Threat Blow Dryer Set
Get salon-worthy blowouts at home with this professional-grade blow-dryer designed for everyday use. The lightweight ergonomic design has three heat settings and a cool-shot button that limits damage to tresses. An ionic motor delivers fast-flowing air for a quick blowout, and far-infrared heat locks in moisture to any hair type for supremely soft strands. It also comes with a large diffuser and two additional detachments for styling.
For bath buffs
Dual Jet Spa
Looking for cool things to buy that enhance life’s little luxuries? It doesn’t get better than enjoying a good soak after a long day, until now. Simply hang this attachment over the side of your tub to create your own personal jacuzzi. Pretend you’re at the spa, and relax as multi-directional jets instantly whip up a bubbly whirlpool.
For floral fanatics
Birth Month Wildflower Bouquet
You probably know your zodiac sign and birthstone, but did you know each month has its own designated flower? Forget arrangements that wilt; instead opt for stunning blooms made from shimmering fragments of recycled glass. The striking gem-like strands are sculpted into daffodils, chrysanthemums, violets, roses, and more, then planted in a wood base. The faux wildflower creations are eye-catching pieces of art, and a sweet way to honor your birthday year-round. Prefer the real thing? Use Bloomsy Box to send unique bouquets sustainably sourced from around the globe, or one of these best online flower delivery services for any occasion.
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